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Logan Health earns National Recognition for efforts to Improve Cardiovascular and Stroke Treatment

Logan Health has received eight American Heart Association Achievement Awards for implementing quality improvement measures that ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital.

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease – including heart attack, stroke and heart failure. For patients with conditions that are severe enough to be transported or admitted to a hospital, time is critical.

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline and Get With The Guidelines programs help reduce barriers to prompt treatment for cardiovascular events. As a participant in both / Mission: Lifeline / Get With The Guidelines programs, Logan Health applied for the award recognitions by demonstrating how our organization has committed to improving quality care for patients.

“Logan Health is honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for our dedication to helping our patients have the best possible chance of survival and recovery after cardiovascular events,” said Dr. Douglas Nelson, Chief Medical Officer at Logan Health. “The Mission: Lifeline and Get with the Guidelines programs help put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis to improve outcomes for cardiovascular patients.”

This year, Logan Health received the following Achievement Awards:

2021 Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure:

• Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

• Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll Award

• Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award

2021 Get With The Guidelines® Quality Achievement Awards:

• Mission: Lifeline - Gold Plus Receiving Award

• Mission: Lifeline – NSTEMI Gold Award

2021 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke:

• Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

• Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll Award

• Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll Award

“We are pleased to recognize Logan Health for their commitment to cardiovascular care,” said Lee H. Schwamm, M.D., national chairperson of the Quality Oversight Committee and Executive Vice Chair of Neurology, Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the American Heart Association’s quality improvement programs often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”